(the inside)7gypsies products used
Paper 12 x 12
2 sheets - Mesofauna- 2 postcard cutouts and book paper for outside of the box
1 sheet of each -
Feather - script paper for front and back of roof
Butterfly - vegetable botanical print (under fork) and green print inside the box
Magpie - green paper used to cover the roof peak
Aviary - Ledger sheet background
Refer to pictures of the roof and back of the box on the 7gypises blog here.Additional elements
Roma book cover
The book paper on the backside was used to cover the body of the box.
Cut out the vegetable print.
The green print on the backside was used for the inside edges of the box.
Moving on to the branch...
I pick up sticks all the time and keep them in a bin just for this kind of thing. I find that if I am in need of a stick or branch in a project I never have the time to go looking for one or I can't seem to find the right shape or size, hence the gathering when I see one on the ground.
For this piece I decided to use some dyed cheese cloth. Super cheap, I always keep some on hand. Boil about 4 cups of water and put in a couple tea bags. Let them steep. Remove the tea bags and add the cheesecloth (the water is HOT so use a wooden spoon to submerse the cheesecloth). Let the cheesecloth sit in the tea for 3 - 5 minutes. Keep in mind, it always looks darker when it's wet. Ring out and hang outside to dry. I just throw mine over the back of the patio chair and it comes out fine.
Now the bottle...
Using the second postcard you cut out (not the chipboard one!), cut out the return address part of the postcard.
I usually find bottles in antique stores, but old or new they rarely have a cork top which I love. I found that Michael's sells cork stoppers in a little bag (usually by the jingle bells and the googly eyes). If the cork doesn't fit the bottle I just add a bit of cheesecloth...problem solved.